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Race: A lie and idol?

An African, conservative philosopher and a white, liberal race and Christianity professor talking about race and racism: nothing else is more intriguing, am I right? The Saint Benedict Institute brought this event to Hope College to demonstrate what a healthy, respectful conversation looks like between two drastically opposed individuals. This comes at a time where…

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A not-so-simple discourse: Drs. Jantzen and Kambo on race, racism and anti-racism

The Jack Miller Center was especially bustling last Wednesday, September 8, as students and faculty piled into the auditorium to hear a much-anticipated collaboration between two respected Hope professors. Moderated by President Matt Scogin, Philosophy Professor Kevin Kambo and Center for Ministry Studies Professor Matt Jantzen sat anxiously on the stage, awaiting the event to…

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Remembering 9/11 and looking to the future: Faculty perspectives on Afghanistan

The United States Armed Forces completed withdrawal efforts from Afghanistan on Monday, August 30, ending an occupation that lasted over twenty years and cost over $2 trillion and over 170,000 lives. The withdrawal, enacted by the Trump administration and continued by the Biden administration, was forced to hastily end as the Taliban — the Islamist…